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. mr. casey of pennsylvania. mr. corker of tennessee. the vice president: please raise your right hands. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. cruz of texas. mr. donnelly of indiana. mrs. feinstein of california. mrs. fischer of nebraska. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will
tennessee waltz. the wong was one of the -- song was one of the best selling recordings ever and one of two songs the state of tennessee officially adopted. patti page was 85 years old. >>> we will show you what it means to owe more than $16 trillion. >> forcing major warps to shrink their carbon -- corporations to shrink their carbon foot print. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the day after the deal, an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, yet a big problem still exists. the government is still spending more money than what is coming in. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us with a look at what is next and a break down of how much money is on the line. >> reporter: we are just weeks from another nastier fiscal cliff. >> the increases. the deal -- now uncle sam borrowed and spent that money and needs another credit line increase. these days increases are
million s of americans that want to defend themselves. harold, you're from tennessee, an nra supporter. l let's talk about people in the northeast that don't understand what nra has been, what a great organization it has been through the years. how the organization has not always been the organization it became in the mid-1990s. could you explain gun owners and how they're appalled by things like this? there are polls out today we're going to be reading today, it's shifted. their extremism is destroying the them. >> many of those were members of nra who appreciated the sports organization who protected the hunters and sports rights have to be curious how and why the organization has allowed the credibility of members to be besmirched and diminished all in an effort to protect people with huge magazines, all in an effort to protect those against comprehensive background checks. the polls show people don't protect those things. >> survivalists for gun manufacturers. >> and there's no tennessean who appreciates the season's changing and go out and enjoy an afternoon as people do playing bask
of tennessee who was one of the senators who got to ask questions of hillary clinton yesterday on the hill. is he satisfied with her answers, and if not, what's next? >>> also, we'll explore a brand new lawsuit that the family of the late football star junior seau has brought against the nfl. they say the sport played a role in his suicide, and the league is partly to blame. our legal panel weighs in, and wait until you hear the very latest in the manti te'o case. all of that as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: senator john kerry warning iran about its nuclear program but making it clear he would rather use a carrot than a stick. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now," i'm jon scott. >> and i'm uma in today for jenna lee. senate kerry had confirmation hearings today, telling the panel that iran's nuclear program must be stopped, but he prefer sanctions and diplomacy to military action. describing himself as a recovering member of the supercommittee which tried and failed to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget, senator kerry called on his longti
on the roadways, the tennessee river valley, look at all that pink on the radar. it looks pretty, but it's not nice to drive in. north of that area is snow. it was is not a blockbuster event, but we could get one to 4 inches of snow across the ohio river valley into what the northeast. we are seeing the potential for freezing rain and sleet in tennessee and kentucky. the carolinas as well. mainly ranges east of huntsville. good shower activity just south of nashville as well. cleveland, cincinnati, washington dc -- he will get a few inches of snow possibly over the next several hours. freezing rain advisory is in the light purple end ice storm warnings in the darker shade of purple here. through tonight we could get half an inch of ice on the roadways. over trees, on power lines. it will make things very dangerous. it could bring down the power lines and there are reports of accidents near knoxville and bowling green. if you live in those areas, please take care. travel forecast. where is the system going? is pushing eastward. nashville around the freezing mark. there is that pink shaded
accumulations of rice along the carolinas and tennessee. >>> manti te'o has admitted he lied to the media and the public after learning that the girl he met online didn't exist. >> the alleged mastermind behind the hoax reportedly posed as the woman on the phone using a female voice. >> hey, babe i'm just calling to say good night. i love you. >> it didn't sound like a man. it sounded, sounded like a woman. >>> protesters clash with police in cairo on the second anniversary of the public uprising that toppled hosni mubarak. >>> a 14-year-old australian boy has been rescued from fast-moving floodwaters in queensland following heavy rain. >>> from l.a. a rescue worthy of hollywood, featured a small dog and a somewhat elaborate zip line system. >>> all that -- >> oh the 450-pound snowmobile lands on his head. >> how are you doing over there, jimmy? i'm just kidding, i don't give a [ bleep ]. >> the next greatest generation will be one of men and women who will fight and die together to protect this nation. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the hope is that we can now finally defea
. >> forecasters expect freezing rain and dangerous accumulations of ice across the carolinas and tennessee. >>> manti te'o is admitting he lied to the media after he admitted the girl oine didn't exist. >> the mastermind reportedly posed as a woman using a see if mail voice. >> i'm just calling to say good night. i love you. >> it didn't sound like a man. it sounded like a woman. >>> protesters clash with police in cairo on the second anniversary of the public uprising after toppling hosni mubarak. >> a 14-year-old australian boy has been rescued from queensland following heavy rain. >>> it featured a small dog and a somewhat elaborate zip line system. >> all that -- >> lands on his head. >> really powerful, not facebook powerful. >> how are you doing, jimmy? i don't really care. it doesn't matter. >> and all that matters. >> fight and protect the nation. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the hope is we can finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." today vice president joe biden is bringing the battle of the gun c
has been declared in tennessee. for the latest on what is going to be a slow go to work and school this morning, maria molina. >>maria: good morning. a very slow-go across portions of the east because we're dealing with snow, rain and even freezing rain in between those areas. i want to start out with your temperatures for today. remember how it was very cold across portions of the southwestern u.s. and actually unusually mild across portions of the northeast? that's over with. back to normal. 71 for high temperatures today in los angeles. in the northeast, 38 for your high in new york city. it is those cold temperatures that are producing or helping produce snow across portions of upstate new york and pennsylvania. accumulations could be three to five inches of snow. that is going to be across the higher end of accumulations across new england. new york city, right along that rain-snow line so you've been seeing freezing rain along the roadways and sidewalks. kind of a crunchy sound as you're heading towards work. plain rain in philadelphia. southward, freezing rain across parts o
of letting up. congresswoman marsha blackburn of tennessee says she wanted to start the new year off right, by proposing to cut federal funding for planned parenthood. blackburn reintroduced legislation originally championed by former congressman mike pence. his bill went nowhere, but that wasn't stopping blackburn. the measure would prevent the department of health and human services from allocating funds for family planning assistance. blackburn explained her mission to mike huckabee earlier this week. >> it is the right type of fight to have on so many different levels. we know that planned parenthood is basically big abortion business. >> really? of course, if you are a person who likes to deal in facts, you know that only 3% of planned parenthood's services are abortion services, and no, i say no federal money is used. as for the other 97%, those services include cancer screenings, std screenings, contraceptive services. and one in five women will visit planned parenthood at least once in her lifetime. blackburn's bill will go nowhere, even if the how many times votes on it and it pas
to tennessee senator bob corker. he's got a plan that he wants to deal with the debt and entitlements and says president obama is, quote, out of the game in the next round of negotiations. >>> plus, brownout. the defeated massachusetts republican isn't wasting any time going after his most likely democratic obstacle. if brown decides to go back to the senate. he certainly sounds like a candidate. first a look ahead at the president's schedule. he has resumed his vacation in hawaii. will be there for a few more days. so no public events. for now. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold s
was against it. tonight, talking points memo reports that the tennessee, the state of tennessee suspended yaeger's carry permit. now he is trying to tone his message down a bit. >> i do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies unless it's necessary. right now it is not necessary. start working out. start stretching. start practicing. >> yeager is not alone. he is just one in a crowd of extremists who think that they speak for all gunowners across america and second amendment lovers. right wingers at the drudge report compared the president to hitler and stalin. really? yeah. another gun advocate used slavery to make his case against gun control. >> if african-americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> we'll talk more about slavery and guns in a moment. >>> first, you should know larry ward is pushing a national gun appreciation day. it's on the weekend before martin luther king day. ward claims this is the first gun appreciation day. but we found gun appreciati
to a deal. next, john from tennessee. caller: good morning. i am calling about the debt ceiling. yes, it does need to be raised. because we have to pay our bills. if the government is allowed to borrow money and set their circumstances, then why is the private business sector not allowed to do that? the federal reserve has been shut down as far as to the bankers, as far as the this man being able to borrow money. the industry in the united states needs money to operate on and and. we need to be able to borrow money. if his mrs. are not allowed to expand and grow, how do they expect to pay the us -- these debts down the road? get these guys out of here. they do not need to be making a lifetime commitment. they have gotten old and senile and did not even know where they are. it is a shame that our government has gone this far. it is just terrible. host: thank you for the call. if you're just joining us, or listening on c-span radio, thank you for joining us. the question we are asking is whether or not you think the president can bypass congress to raise the debt ceiling. you can join
temperatures plunge southward. it is so cold we have a icy makes across the tennessee valley. we'll get to that. look at video in lawrence, massachusetts, battling a three-alarm blaze. ice coating their helmets and their uniforms. so dangerous in these freezing temperatures. the hydrants freeze. the equipment gets frozen. the ground is treacherous. apparently we had a couple of injuries with this fire. it is just one of the most dangerous conditions you can be in as a firefighter. my husband knows that. and he pointed that out, so hats off to these brave firefighters who continue to battle the fires and subfreezing temperatures across the northeast. pictures are just incredible. so, we are expecting a warm-up over the next few days. that is the good news. for now we're still in the deep freeze across the great lakes and the northeast. look at mem mem frist, 29. memphis, tennessee, you could see freezing rain or sleet. we have advisories and ice storm warnings in portions of tennessee. see where we have got the pink? that is warm moist air falling through a layer of frozen air that is freezing o
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. something that kind of shocked me in the great state of tennessee with the courthouse. i thought they couldn't really top fighting the ten commandment ins courthouses. having a place you put up thou shalt not kill is pretty funny. in cookeville, tennessee? >> in cookeville, tennessee they decided that a pastor there, a southern baptist pastor decided that what was missing from the putnam county courthouse were the words "in god we trust." okay, fine. it is on the money. it is essentially the model of the united states. because eisenhower got that passed in 1956. >> john: it is not the conservative point of view. the conservative point of view would be a separation of church and state as the founders intended. 18th century point of view is putting in god we trust in everything. >> they raised money to put "in god we trust" in two foot tall gold letters, not just on the front of the courthouse but on all four sides above every entrance. so that no matter where you walk into the courthouse, you see "in god we trust." >> that's very donald trump of them. >> i just want to know what's wrong with
memphis, tennessee. several inches of snow also piling up in some parts of the northeast today. but folks there might be used to that sort of weather in january. it is a different story down in dixie. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth with the first alert forecast for them and all of us in our extreme weather center. rick, hello. >> very cold down across parts of the the south. so much of the eastern part of the country has been so warm for the last few days. this is the last little pocket of that warmth from around atlanta down through florida. temps still looking good. back behind this very very cold air. that's where we have been seeing these storms stalled frontal boundary and impulses move along it freezing rain yesterday. that freezing rain down across the south brought snow today in across parts of the northeast. and we're still going to deal with the tail end of this across parts of the northeast. but, unfortunately, still some more mess here of rain and a little bit of snow for the overnight hours from this storm, shep? bill? >> bill: you are still wick to me. >> right. >> bill:
tennessee, the ap reports that a state representative, curry todd, pled guilty today to drunk driving and gun charges and will spend 48 hours in jail and the loss of his firearm for a year. the former republican police officer was arrested in nashville after failing a road sobriety test with a loaded .38 caliber next to him in the seat. the law allows them to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol can because what could go wrong? he told reporters he has no plans to resign. [ female announcer ] you walk into your laundry room and...boom! it just hits you! that nasty odor coming from your washer. you've tried different ways to get rid of it... but they all just hit a dead end. time to say farewell to the smell with tide washing machine cleaner. it goes straight to the source of the stink to lift odor-causing residues off your washer's drum so your washer will smell clean and fresh. there's no room for a stinky washer. tide washing machine cleaner. visit tide.com to find out more. and save hundreds with our best offer. get an adt security system starting at just $49 install
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till they tried to take it -- try to take it. host: now an independent caller in tennessee. caller: the people that think about this understand the second amendment has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with protecting yourself against a tyrannical government of which this one is far more tyrannical than most governments in the past 30 years. yet people will tell you that the high magazines only are used for hunting. taunting has nothing to do with this. this is protect you from an invasion from people to do us harm. one or two inches at a time to its five people tried to break into your place. you need a high-capacity magazine with 20 or 30 rounds. host: interior secretary ken salazar is set to resign, fox news confirmed. also, this morning, watching what the president might say about other cabinet appointments this week. treasury secretary tim geithner air, as we know, will step down, as well as the labor secretary. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the defense secretary. so ken salazar will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to wheth
call is from robin. she is watching us in tennessee. caller: i am so glad i voted for obama. he really shines when he makes his speech. you can tell he is sincere in trying to do what the majority of the people want. and i am really proud of him and proud to be an american because of him. and my son was in the choir. i would have liked to see more of them. they are a great college. i just hope the people that do not agree will be ok with those of us who do. it feels great right not to be an american. host: robyn is referring to lee university singers who hail from the eu -- lee university in tennessee. next is a call from john. john is a naperville, illinois. an independent there. caller: i really enjoyed the inaugural program. in particular, president obama saying we need not choose between those who brought us where we are today and those who stand for where we will be in the future. then i have a question. what is the history behind the flags displayed in front of the white house? host: the white house or the capital? caller: the capital. host: there is information about the flags,
choir singing from tennessee at the invitation of senator lamar alexander. right now playing is the united states marine band often known as the president's band because they are performing constantly at events at the white house. and they are magnificent, might i say. >> john: indeed. i'm a big fan of the harmonica. >> jennifer: the harmonica? >> john: every kid gets a marine band harmonica as a kid. >> jennifer: who knew. great thing about the marine band is i can tell you, governor every year, the president has a state dinner, of course, where he invites the governors to come. it is inside of the white house. you sit at these ten top tables. the marine band comes at one point in the dinner, comes through the room, parking in between -- standing in between the tables and playing masterpieces of american -- obviously history, patriotic tunes. it is completely goosebump inspiring. they're magnificent. >> john: it is a parth of the pomp i really like it. is easy to pooh-pooh it and say it is too much ceremony. this is where what we have been and will be comes together in a con
and medicare from his list of priorities, and what, as my friend from tennessee pointed out, we have a $16 trillion debt. and for to us say that we're not going to do anything about spending when we all know that spending is the biggest problem we have in this agreement, again, that is throwing kerosene on the fire that's on the other side of the capitol and that's my republican colleagues on the other side of the aisle who have committed and pledged to their constituents that we will end this hemaging that -- hemorrhaging that we call spending which has given us the greatest debt in the history of this country. so i guess i would ask my colleague from south carolina, who is usually very modest and reticent in explaining his views particularly in various media outlets of his view on this situation. mr. graham: thank you, senator. i guess my first view is it's better not to go over the cliff than to go over the cliff, but it's also important, as you just said, to understand what we've accomplished. let's assume for a moment and let's hope that this is a good assumption that we reach an agre
smith of new jersey and diane black of tennessee also addressed the marchers. marking the 40th anniversary of the roe v. wade decision which legalized abortion. [background sounds] [background sounds] >> many streets are closed for the rally and march, which will take marchers to the steps of the supreme court this afternoon. we are covering this event in its entirety life on a website. go to c-span.org. >> tonight at eight we wish we highlight some president obama's second inauguration festivities beginning with the pre-ceremony events. >> you can see all that tonight at 8 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> personal-finance starts as we now in the 1930s with sylvia porter. it's really a spinoff out of the self-help business of the 1930s to the 1930s are known for everything from the hard economic times of the 1930s you see everything from alcoholics anonymous developed in the 1930s to napoleon they can get rich to various personal activist movements. fascism and communism. and there's this fulcrum going on at the. some -- over a period of you. and our goal is to educate people s
of the republican party and a whole lot more. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the lee university festival choir from cleveland, tennessee. they're performing right now at the u.s. capitol. about 200 students. they were chosen by senator lamar alexander to represent this part of tennessee, and they're doing a magnificent, beautiful, beautiful job. you saw the president. he left the church a little while ago. the first family, they are now inside the white house. but they'll be getting ready. this is videotape that we saw earlier when the motorcade arrived. the daughters, the first lady, and the president walking up the stairs, going inside. you know, there's a whole lot of stuff going on in this second term for the first family that our white house correspondent brianna keilar is learning about during her husband's first term, brianna, america's first lady made america's children, their families, two of our most important priorities. now this self-proclaimed mom in chief faces a bigger challenge, raising teenagers at the white house, among other things. brianna, i know you've been doing some reporting on what we can expe
: george in clarksville, tennessee, republican caller. caller: yes, hi. i just like to make a comment or two. i believe that any executive order regarding guns is always aimed at law-abiding citizens. this administration flooded the market with thousands of weapons for criminals and now it seems like he slowly wants to disarm our country. we can't control our borders. how will he -- i guess russian gun dealers are probably drooling. one other comment i'd like to make. he will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement. it seems like during the gulf war, saddam hussein surrounded himself with children and that was a chilling video. those children were scared to death. thank you very much. guest: i think the caller makes a very good point with regard to the issue of focusing on criminals and unfortunately the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives is involved in a very serious issue which has been well discussed and we'll continue to examine this. the attorney general of the united states was held in contempt for not releasing information about the fwast and f
tennessee. he's talking about hagel's suitability to be defense secretary. listen to the kind ever words he uses here. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperament, and is he suited to the run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. >> well, there you go. this is the kind of thing that will drive hagel and i don't know the guy, i met him a few times, crazy. somebody will say to him in the middle of a hearing, i hear you're always on the $sif. you have a defensive personality. then you depp fend yourself anz you're being defensive. i hear you have a bad temper. what do you mean i have a bad temper? this is getting rough because all politicians have bad temps. >> i think in a hearing when people are looking -- >> not all. >> it's a low bar, it's not that hard to maintain -- >> what do you do when a guy says i hear you yell at people in the office? >> maybe you say, look, i'm tough and demanding of my employees but i expect results and if somebody's ego is bruised, i apologize but this is a big boy business. i think i would m
confidence in the military offices and enlisted men. >> but republican senator bob corker of tennessee who is not usually one of these knee jerk votes against the white house, particularly on appointments, raised a new issue about hagel on sunday. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperment and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. >> senator john mccain, the ranking member of the armed services committee, which will conduct hagel's confirmation hearing, continue to criticize his former close ally say they'll quiz him over america's view of the world. >> the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war. that clearly is not, that's not correct. that's in fact, it's bizarre. >> at this point, would you vote against him? >> no, nor would i vote for him. this is why we have hearings. >> finally, with president obama's second inaugural just a week ago, the second biggest fights are going
went right through her district in tennessee. steve palazzo of mississippi represents a district that suffered extensive damage from hurricane katrina. yet today palazzo voted no to help the victims of hurricane sandy. when severe flooding damaged paul ryan's district in wisconsin, ryan made sure his constituents got government help. his quote was i have been inspired by the support and cam passion demonstrated by wisconsinites who have reached out to help their neighbors in need. he said at this the time. today ryan made no mention of compassion, noting it would be irresponsible to raise an insolvent program's debt ceiling without making necessary reforms. and of course he voted no. joining me tonight, "daly show" co-creator lizz winstead. i guess there are no boundaries when it comes to politics in this country. great to have you with us tonight, lizz. >> thanks, ed. >> what do you make of all of this? >> living here, and also when the -- when the tornadoes hit in minneapolis, i was there helping those folks too with a fantastic mayor r.t. ryeback. so watching this hit my neigh
president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the great state of tennessee seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears there from that of my row of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 11 votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, other certificate of electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received a 38 votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received 38 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, and received a packet of electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form and order, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received six votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received six votes for vice president. >> mr. president, august ticket of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received three votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received three votes for
, and actually jim cooper, a blue dog member of the democratic coalition of tennessee introduced this original. that's why they feel if they can hit the 217 number they'll get more democrats to support this. the idea is, once this passes the house, the debt limit would be extended to may 19th and possibly worked on afterwards, but if the senate does not come up with a budget by april 17th, any salaries would go into an escrow account until 2014. it's not really no budget, no pay, it's just no budget, you'll get your money later, because we legally have to give it to you. in the senate, those guys are straight cash. i don't think a lot of them are worrying too much if they lost their government pay. >> luke russert with the phrase of the day, those guys in the senate are straight cash. i have to introduce our friend joining the panel now, fresh from a stalled amtrak train in new jersey, msnbc contributor and "the huffington post" political editor sam stein. >> great to be here. i was loving the amtrak train, but this is better. >> magical place, my friend. >> what were we talking about? >> i'll
friend, the senator from tennessee, the honorable lamar alexander. [cheering and applause] mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen, the late alex haley lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power in the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful orderly way. there is no mob, no cot, no insurrection, this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survived for so long in such a complex country when so much power is at stake. this freedom devote to our leaders and the restraint to respect the results. last year at mount vernon, a tour guide told me that our first president, george washington, once posed this question: what is most important, washington asked of this grant experiment? the united states. and then washington answered his own question in this way: not the election of
senator from tennessee. thank you, sir. >> thank you, chuck. >>> developing now, we just learned that massachusetts governor deval patrick will name his temporary place holder appointment at 11:00 a.m. today. remember how this massachusetts law works. they have to appoint somebody who cannot run for the position. that's what he's doing today. will it be vickie kennedy, barney frank, will it be somebody that washington doesn't know? but that duval does? coming up, the stock market was pubbing near all-time highs. how will wall street react to the news that the economy shrank last quarter? plus we're live in cairo where violence rages for a seventh straight day. the political paralysis cos end up forcing the military to take back control from the president. first today's trivia question, since 1947, which is the only state to produce two chairmen of the senate armed services committee? the answer and more coming up on t on the daily run you". it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp.
tennessee and they tell me shut the whole thing down. >> bill: right. >> look, you know, this is really -- when you have more than half of the republican caucus saying shut it down. >> bill: that they're willing to shut it down. >> shut it down in terms of the cr. don't do the continuing resolution that expires in march. shut it down. then you have close to half saying sure, let's breach the debt ceiling. you're in a situation where what is going on here? what is going on here when you have republicans saying because we don't want to compromise, we're not going to govern at all. we're going to do nothing. we're not going to give an inch. we would rather shut the government down, breach the debt ceiling and see what happens. >> bill: when it comes to the debt ceiling as the president pointed out yesterday over and over and over again because he kept getting asked the same question at the news conference, raising the debt ceiling does not say we are increasing spending. in any way whatsoever. it does not mean spending. what it means is -- congress authorizes spending. they demand spending
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